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Crystal Medical Technology 9/14/00 Dental Implant Devices The inspection revealed deviations from Part 820 including failure to have a manufacturing validation study protocol and to validate software manufacturing equipment and the autoclave sterilization cycle, failure to conduct internal audits, incomplete Device Master Records and Standard Operating Procedures, no Design Plan, no change control procedures and...
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Oak Rubber Inc. 9/14/00 Examination gloves A failure to validate the manufacturing process and the computer system used to maintain the product inventory and shipping information. FDA New Orleans District SoftwareCPR Keywords: production software
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Failure to maintain accurate, complete, and current records of device accountability [21 CFR 812.140(b)(2)]. There is no documentation of the number of_____ and _____ manufactured and distributed, the number of copies of the controlling software made, or the disposition of each copy of the software. There are no records showing to which sites the device...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corp. Date: 8/11/00 Product: Drug Products Failure to conducted and/or document input/output checks of the _____ computer system. [21CFR211.68] In addition, we further request details regarding steps your firm is taking to bring your electronic cGMP records into conformance with the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11; Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures. Part...
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21 CFR 820.184 (d), requires the Device History Record (DHR) to contain or refer to the location of records that demonstrate that the device is manufactured in accordance with the Device Master Record (DMR). Our investigator noted that the wavelength spectrum printout at 200 mWatts (mW) of laser power was not kept nor filed in...
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We are writing to you because we have obtained information that has revealed a serious regulatory problem involving a product known as “Dermal Tone,” which is marketed by your firm. The Dermal Tone is promoted and sold on the Internet at www.dermaltone.corn. See enclosed website material dated 6/29/00. This website material states that “The Dermal...
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Failure to have appropriate controls over computer or related systems to assure that changes in records are instituted only by authorized personnel, as required by 21 CFR 211.68(b). For example, see FDA-483 observation 12.
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PRODUCTComponents and Distribution Information System (CDIS) Stand Alone Blood Bank Software. Recall #B-1094-0. REASON Blood bank software contains a defect that results in not all products produced from a donation receiving the special donation properties that are applicable to donation. CODE All versions up to and including version 1.1.1. MANUFACTURER Information Data Management, Inc., Rosemont,...
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The link above provides the slides and notes of a presentation made by David Manalan reqarding FDA’s Quality System Inspection Technique. David is an associate of SoftwareCPR and you can reach him at DManalan@softwarecpr.com or 978-266-1220. BOSCON manalan QSIT
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Failure to establish and maintain procedures for validating the device design to include validation and to perform design validation under defined operating conditions on initial production units, lots, or batches, or their equivalents; and failure to ensure that devices conform to defined user needs and intended uses and to include testing of production units under...
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Failure to develop, conduct, control and monitor production processes; failure to review the associated data and documentation for finished devices prior to release; failure to validate processes adequately; failure to establish and maintain procedures for implementing corrective and preventive action; failure to validate computer software adequately; and five other violations. Failure to validate computer software...
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The computer software your firm uses to determine metals analysis is deficient. It has no security measures to prevent unauthorized access of the software, no audit trails, and data can be copied or changed at will, with no documentation of the copying or changes. Your procedures do not require the documentation of calculation or entry...
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You failed to evaluate suppliers of components and other materials used to assemble the WatchChildTM device. You had not documented your decisions to use the approved vendors on the approved vendor list. While you have a written procedure for supplier certification and recertification, it was not being followed. The type and extent of control to...
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6. Failure to designate an individual to review for adequacy and approve prior to issuance all documents established to meet the requirements of Part 820 as required by 21 CFR 820.40(a). For example: a) There is no requirement for documenting the signature of the individual approving the document. In your firm’s letter of April 6,...
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Failure to validate computer software for its intended use according to an established protocol, as required by 21 CFR 820.70( i). For example, the firm did not validate software for electronic records and electronic signatures. Your written responses dated Feb. 25, April 3, and April 13,2000, stated that you would formalize the policy regarding electronic...
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.Failure to maintain device master records (DMR’s) for each type of device including or referring to the location of device specifications, including appropriate drawings, composition, formulation, component specifications, and software specifications, as required by 21 CFR 820.181(a) . For example:.
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You have also failed to establish written procedures for all operations being performed by your blood bank. No written procedures are established for registering donors electronically, registering donors manually on your mobile unit, maintaining your donor base and searching for duplicate and/or unsuitable donors on a set schedule, review of donor suitability records to assure...
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PRODUCT Version 6A and prior versions of software for Marquette Coherent Digital Telemetry (CDT) LAN Monitoring Systems, a patient monitoring system designed to collect and transmit ECG and other physiological data from ambulatory patients, without the patient being physically connected to a display device. Recall #Z-774-0. REASON Due to a software defect, there could be...
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PRODUCT Architect i 2000 System. Recall #Z-906-0. REASON System allows running of samples while the automatic flushing/cleaning occurs. CODE All units, all software versions. MANUFACTURER Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Irving, Texas. RECALLED BY Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Abbott Park, Illinois, by letter on April 25, 2000. Firm-initiated field correction ongoing. DISTRIBUTION Nationwide, Puerto Rico, Korea, Mexico, Canada,...
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Limberg Eye Center 4/17/00 Failure to maintain complete and accurate records [21 CFR 812.140(a)]. Information on some of the case report forms (CRFS) did not agree with the computerized subject records and vice versa for those records that were originally captured on the CRF and then transcribed to the computerized source records. Moreover, UCVA readings...
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Harper Hospital Blood Bank 4/13/00 Failure to perform/maintain computer validation [21 CFR 211.68] in that: there was no validation protocol to show how the system was tested and what were the expected outcomes; there was no documentation to identify the operator performing each significant step, date completed, whether expected outcomes were met, and management review;...
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Euclid Systems – contacts 4/12/00 The devices are adulterated within the meaning of Section 501(h) of the Act, in that the methods “used in, or the facilities or controls used in the manufacture, processing, packaging, storage, or distribution of Orthokeratology (itaflurofocon B), toric, and aspheric contact lenses, are not in conformance with the Quality System...
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Exmoor advised in its response that professional auditor training will be provided and that subsequent in-house training will be conducted and documented for key staff with auditing responsibilities. Furthermore, training needs will not only be assessed during appraisal and counseling sessions, but also during Quality Management Review Meetings, external audits, internal audits and corrective actions....
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Electric Mobility – Scooters and power chairs 4/3/00 “…Your firm did not validate your _____ computer system which is used for quality control data, order entry and inventory functions. [21 CFR 820.70(i)” SoftwareCPR keywords: production software validation
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With the permission of AAMI attached is a pdf of the AAMI newsletter article summarizing the software session of the March 2000 International Software Standards Conference. AAMI 300 software article
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PRODUCT Roche Hitachi 914 Chemistry Analyzer, used for diagnostic testing for routine and specialty chemistry analytes. Recall #Z-613-0. REASON There is a potential for mismatch of sample identification information and results on this version of software. CODE Catalog number 914000. All units with software version 3.0. MANFACTURER/SOFTWARE SITE Roche Diagnostic Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana. RECALLED BY...
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PRODUCT Roche/Hitachi 917 Disk System Chemistry Analyzer, Catalog #917000. Recall #Z-612-0. REASON There is a potential for mismatch of sample identification information and results on all versions of software. CODE All units/software versions. MANFACTURER/SOFTWARE SITE/SOFTWARE SITE: Hitachi Instruments Division, Ibari-ken, 312 Japan. RECALLED BY Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, by letter dated March 17, 2000....
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At a half-day breakout session on the AAMI Medical Device Software Standard, the HIMA Conformance Assessment Tool, UL 1998, the FDA Off-the-shelf software guidance, and other software standards and policy initiatives for the medical device industry was presented as part of the annual AAMI International Standards Conference. FDA and several industry speakers participated. John Murray,...
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St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Blood Bank 3/16/00″…6. Inadequate computer security in that employees have access to functions they are not qualified to perform. For example, Technical Assistants (TA) have access to the Blood Order Processing function, Blood Label Check function and Blood Product Testing function, although they are not qualified to perform the...
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PRODUCT a) Precision Link Blood Glucose Data Management System Software Version 2.0 and 2.1; b) Precision Link Plus Data Management Software Version 1.0. The program extracts test results from glucose monitors and converts these results into charts, graphs, and reports. It provides information to monitor diet, exercise, and medication. Recall #Z-913/914-0. REASON Glucose values greater...
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Failure to ensure that all inspection, measuring, and test equipment, including mechanical, automated, or electronic inspection and test equipment, is suitable for its intended purposes and is capable of producing valid results, as required by 21 CFR 820.72(a). For example, the _____ used to ____ in _____, has not been validated, to assure it is...
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Thoratec Laboratories 3/10/00″..4. .The implementation of corrective and preventative action (CAPA) procedures at your firm is incomplete in that your procedures do not include reference to the Access electronic database. This database captures information from sources such as complaints and nonconformance reports for use during management reviews. In addition, battery assembly defects, such as loose...
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PRODUCT Fixer Image Scan Editing Utility, Version 3.0, intended to allow the user to remove spurious image slices from a scan. Recall #Z-784-0. REASON Fixer 3.0 may provide inconsistent results if a file is changed and saved twice in the same session. CODE Fixer Software Utility Version 3.0 MANUFACTURER Radionics, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts. RECALLED BY...
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PRODUCT MINICAP XP Workstations, using Baseline 8.5 software, for Computed Tomography SPECT studies with gamma cameras. Recall #Z-515-0. REASON During 360 degree SPECT, the resulting image will appear flipped left to right. CODE All Marconi MINICAP XP workstations using the Baseline 8.5 software. MANUFACTURER Marconi Medical Systems, Inc., Highland Heights, Ohio. RECALLED BY Manufacturer, by...
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PRODUCT SoftBank LIS or Softbank Laboratory Information System. Recall #B-692-0. REASON There is no way of assuring that ADT-Interface transactions will always include correct patient data. CODE All versions installed in computer systems. MANFACTURER Soft Computer Consultants, Palm Harbor, Florida. RECALLED BY Manufacturer, by letters dated February 28, 2000, followed by visit. Firm-initiated field correction...
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All Architect I System Processing Modules with Software Versions1.0 and 1.01. Recall #Z-910-9. REASON The device may report incorrect results for diluted samples; and/or when used with the Laboratory Information System or Host Information Systems, the system may incorrectly associate test results with patient ID or incorrectly associate control results with patient records. CODE List...
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2/24/00 Class II PRODUCT Aeroset Assay Disks, V3.0 Conventional Units, used as a software diskette to upgrade the Aeroset System, which is a clinical chemistry analyzer, used for in-vitro diagnostic tests. Recall #Z-488-0. REASON The disks are improperly duplicated and contain software that will install System International (SI) units, rather than conventional units as labeled....
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PRODUCT Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging System with Software Version Number 2A2.7B. Computer aided medical device generates magnetic field resulting in a digital image of the body: a) Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Model No. 89 69 131 (SP-A); b) Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Model No. 87-29-485 (SP). Recall...
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FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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